L-R: Mia Curtis, Bella Pilcher (back), Isobel Muncaster (front), Inara Ford, Mylea Gobby, Georgie Gobby, Mia Stillwell, Morgan Brown, Ben Van der Helstraete (back), Tom Brailsford (front), Conrad Brown and Harry Sheppard


Sealoce Swimming Club LogoSeaclose Swimming club recently competed in the Southampton Spring Open (5th/6th March) and the Portsmouth Northsea Spring Invitational Novice (13th March).

In the Southampton Spring meet, 19 swimmers took part in a full programme of swimming events. There were fantastic results with every swimmer getting personal best times, and a total of 88 personal best times achieved across the club.

The medal winners were …

Tom Brailsford: 4 Bronze, 1 Silver and 1 Gold
Conrad Brown: 1 Bronze
Harry Sheppard: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
Ben Van der Helstraete (in his first ever swimming competition): 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze
Isabelle Bounds: 2 Silver, 3 Bronze
Inara Ford: 4 Gold, 3 Silver and the overall points trophy for her age group
Georgie Gobby: 1 Gold, 5 Silver
Mylea Gobby: 1 Silver, 3 Bronze
Isobel Muncaster: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze
Nell O’Brien: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze
Bella Pilcher: 1 Bronze
Mia Stillwell: 1 Bronze

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17 swimmers took part in the Portsmouth Northsea Spring Invitational Novice Meet, with 4 swimmers taking part for the very first time. Across the swimmers, there were 44 personal best times set, with Luca Guerrini and Harry Macdonald both taking over 10 seconds off their best times for 50m Freestyle. In total Seaclose swimmers won 16 Gold Medals and 7 Bronze medals.

The medal winners were …

Isabelle Bounds: 4 Gold and 1 Silver
Tom Brailsford: 5 Gold
Mia Curtis: 3 Gold
Tilly Everett 1 Bronze
Inara Ford: 1 Silver and 3 Bronze
Mattie Johnson: 2 Silver and 2 Bronze
Ben Van der Helstraete: 4 Gold
Chloe Walker: 1 Bronze medal

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